Who are you calling a dumb Cannes?
Who dares suggest that Fox News has dumbed down? Chris Kenslet, the service’s correspondent in Cannes, has published a helpful piece on how to pronounce the name of the southern resort.
“Well, it’s not ‘con’,” he explains. “The owner of Riviera Taxi, born in Nice, France – pronounced ‘niece’ – explains that the actual word pronounced ‘con’ in France is a derogatory term about women. So don’t use that one. ‘Cans’ is closer, but no cigar. An ‘s’ is rarely pronounced in French when it’s the last letter in a word.”
Let’s hope they never send the poor bloke to the Ouagadougou International Film Festival. You have to love that “Nice, France” construction. Don’t you?